Canadian NEXUS Members to Get US Security Fast-Track

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Canadian Citizens with NEXUS eligible for TSA Pre✓ Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will include Canadian NEXUS members in the TSA Fast Track program known as TSA Pre✓. Canadian citizens traveling on domestic flights within the United States are eligible to participate in TSA Pre✓ starting November 15, 2012, if they are members of the joint CBP and CBSA NEXUS program and may receive expedited screening at participating U.S. airports.

TSA Pre✓ is part of the agency’s broader effort to implement risk-based security concepts. To date, over 3 million passengers have experienced expedited screening. The program exists in 27 airports for frequent flyers of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways.

TSA Administrator, John S. Pistole, said, “TSA is committed to expanding TSA Pre✓ benefits to a growing passenger population in an effort to strengthen transportation security through risk-based methods.” Pistole continued, “The inclusion of Canadian NEXUS members in TSA Pre✓ is an important step in harmonizing the security screening process between the United States and Canada.”

The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Canada’s Minister of State for Transport. “This change means more convenient air travel for Canadians traveling within the U.S., while maintaining a high level of aviation security.”

Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens flying on participating airlines and Canadian and U.S. citizens who participate in NEXUS, as well as individuals who are members of CBP’s other Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry and SENTRI.

Individuals interested in applying for the NEXUS Trusted Traveler program should visitwww.cbp.gov.

Passengers interested in participating in TSA Pre✓ through their Trusted Traveler program membership must enter their PASS ID into the ‘Known Traveler’ field when booking a flight reservation or saving their PASS ID to their airline’s frequent flyer profile. Members can find their PASS ID either online by accessing their Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account, or on the back of their membership card in the top-left corner.

Those selected for TSA Pre✓ will undergo expedited screening, which includes being able to leave shoes on, light outerwear on and belt on, and allows passengers to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on.

The NEXUS program is jointly operated by CBP and CBSA, and was formed to facilitate border crossing for pre-approved members between Canada and the United States.

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